Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Located in the shopping district close to Wangfujing Street and 1.5 miles from the Forbidden City, this purpose-built hotel expands the prestigious Waldorf Astoria brand across China. This new addition to the iconic chain comprises a gleaming 12-storey block and a traditional hutong wing located in a 200-year-old courtyard mansion restored beautifully with luxury interiors. Decor reflects Eastern aesthetic values with a contemporary edge, with paintings and sculptures by famed local artists throughout and dramatic gold and bronze features, adding old-world glamor. Executive guests will appreciate the complimentary use of corporate amenities and meeting rooms, while all travelers can enjoy free, property-wide WiFi. The Waldorf Astoria also boasts top-notch leisure facilities, including a spa with Eastern and Western treatments, a sleek indoor pool with whirlpool and a high-tech fitness center. Cantonese, European and New York-inspired food is offered in the on-site restaurants, with a sophisticated lounge area setting the scene for supper, late-night cocktails or traditional afternoon tea. An international, English-speaking staff is on hand to provide information and assistance around the clock, with concierges ready to organize bespoke touring and shopping services.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: Located in the center of Beijing, this luxury hotel provides easy access to dining, shopping and sightseeing.
History: This new hotel bears the legendary Waldorf Astoria name, offering old-world luxury with a contemporary edge and Eastern sensibilities.
Service: A high staff-to-guest ratio ensures favorable levels of service and comfort, with English-speaking concierges at hand 24/7.
- Beijing, China
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Fitness Center
- Indoor Pool
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Shuttle Service
- Smoking Area
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
Combining classic decor with modern design elements, the WA’s 167 rooms are spacious and sophisticated, with subtle Eastern motifs providing a sense of place. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and provide views of the city or of the hundred-year-old tree that shades the entrance. Luxury in-room amenities include a Samsung tablet, Apple TV, feather-top beds with fine linens and capacious marble bathrooms with Ferragamo amenities.
Double Premier Room
Measuring 560 to 645 square feet, these rooms feature two double beds, two flatscreen TVs and a large marble bathroom with deep bath tub, double sink, robes, slippers and deluxe amenities. Rooms include a separate sitting area, minibar, HDTV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a large writing/ work desk.
King Deluxe Room
Sized from 419 to 484 square feet, these rooms feature a King-size bed, writing desk, minibar, marble bathroom with double vanity and alarm clock with MP3 player. Floor-to-ceiling windows are fitted with blackout shades for a restful night’s sleep. There’s also a minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities and HDTV.
King Premier Room
These spacious rooms measure 560 to 645 square feet, with warm, sophisticated decor. The bathroom features twin vanities, a large tub, and a flatscreen TV. In the work and lounge area there’s a large writing desk and 56-inch flat-screen TVs. Contemporary artwork adorns the walls.
Guests can rejuvenate and relax in the Waldorf Astoria’s luxurious spa, make use of the hotel’s modern executive facilities, workout in the fitness center or take a restorative dip in a beautiful indoor pool.
For corporate travelers, there’s a 24-hour business hub for complimentary use. Staff are on hand around the clock to provide assistance, the center offers printing facilities and there’s free WiFi available.
A state-of-the-art fitness center provides the use of weight machines and cardiovascular equipment, with personal trainers to assist and advise. A whirlpool and heated indoor pool offer to soothe tired muscles after a work out.
The Waldorf Astoria is famous for its Waldorf salad, and here guests can sample a special Beijing derivation of the dish with duck confit. The three on-site dining options cater to Western and Eastern palates, with elegant drinking and dining venues sure to become destination restaurants on their own merit.
Taking inspiration from its New York namesake, this brasserie features show kitchens where guests can watch the chefs in action. Using the finest local and imported ingredients, the kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and hosts weekly “indulgence” specials that include ribs and extravagant seafood plates.
This sophisticated 66-seat lounge emits old-world class, offering classic New York cocktails, Designer’s Choice canapes, wines, and top-shelf liquors in an intimate setting. Beijing High Tea is served daily, a localized version of the traditional English Afternoon Tea, serving Chinese infusions, chocolate dim sum made onsite, green tea mousse and savouries. Canapes for Two is offered in the late evenings, a plate of 16 bite-sized designer treats.
Eastern dishes meet Western wines in this warm, luxuriously decorated dining space. Guests can select from more than four-hundred Old World and New World wines, while the Chinese chef concocts Cantonese-influenced delicacies. Paintings and porcelain objects d’art decorate the restaurant.
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